Supplier insights news

23 April 2020
Announcing its first quarter results, which were ‘ stronger than [it] had anticipated ’ Danone underlined why it believed its long term One Planet. One Health. strategy remained ‘ so relevant, urgent and meaningful ’. Shift in consumption patterns affected operations Danone highlighted the several shifts its operations have had to deal with during the first quarter. Initially it said had se...
21 April 2020
We look at the commercial actions The Coca-Cola Company is taking in response to the coronavirus pandemic. Changing consumer spending patterns As part of its Q1 results announcement, the company withdrew its previous guidance for the full year. Coming into the quarter it was delivering sold volume growth of 3%, excluding China. However, as the pandemic spread globally, it experienced a sign...
20 April 2020
We unpick Procter & Gamble’s (P&G) Q3 results to understand how it is planning to trade its way through the coronavirus pandemic and beyond, and highlight the lessons for other CPG suppliers. 1. Sales cycles are varying by geography P&G delivered a strong quarter, with sales up 6%. However, while it experienced strong consumer demand in North America and certain European markets, this was o...
20 April 2020
Smucker’s, a major CPG and pet food company in North America, has provided updated sales guidance for its fourth quarter. Forecasting 1% decline in net sales Having previously issued guidance pointing towards a decline of 3% in net sales, the company expects sales to be down only 1% for the full year to April 30. This is a major improvement in its performance during the final quarter of the...
17 April 2020
India's FMCG businesses are partnering with the government to help up to 1m Kirana stores deliver safer shopping environments in the face of the Coronavirus pandemic. Ensuring minimum hygene and safety standards across Kirana stores As part of plans by the Union consumer affairs ministry, 12 FMCG companies including Nestle India, Britannia Industries, Marico, J&J, Dabur India, Tata Consumer...
15 April 2020
With the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic requiring shoppers globally to remain at home, retailers exhausting online order capacity, and rationalising ranges, now is the time for businesses to use online to sell directly to consumers (D2C). Demand is so high for online ordering and home delivery, that the cost to acquire and retain shoppers, a key barrier to launching a D2C operation, is current...
01 April 2020
Coronavirs (COVID-19) is having an unprecedented impact on the food and grocery industry, with many teams heavily involved in crisis management or supporting supply chain activities. A dichotomy is being described by many of the people we speak to, with specific teams “in the thick of it”, to ensure the country is fed, and those that for one reason or another, have a bit more time on their han...
26 March 2020
Consumer goods company Unilever has announced a series of measures aimed at supporting consumers, communities and suppliers. Product donations, partnerships and education programmes Unilever is donating products such as soap, sanitiser, bleach and food worth at least €50 million to the COVID Action Platform of the World Economic Forum, whilst adapting its current manufacturing lines to prod...